Withdrawal of nominations for members to the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians

The Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians represents healthcare practitioners registered with the HPCSA in terms of the Health Professionals Act, (Act No. 56 of 1974) and are tasked with determining and maintaining the standards of professional education, training and practice in South Africa.

The Board hereby wish to withdraw Notice given in terms of the provisions of the Regulations relating to the Nominations and Appointment of Members of a Professional Board as published in Government Notice R1257 in Government Gazette 31633 of 28 November 2008 (“the nomination and appointment regulations”), calling upon all persons who meet the minimum requirements as stipulated in the previous advertisement to submit nominations for co-option of member/s to the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians.

The Board resolved to withdraw the process to co-opt an expert in the field of Higher Education and Governance to its Education Committee because the project for which the skills and expertise were required is now at a stage where it is no longer necessary to go ahead with the co-option. The Board would like to thank all nominees who had submitted applications and apologise for any inconvenience that might have been caused.

For further information, please contact Ms Tebogo Vundule on: 012 338 9448.